New and distinctive, 'Miss Scarlet' is a more compact Florida Anise that produces lots more flowers and larger leaves than the species. Abundant, octopus-shaped scarlet-red flowers are borne at the ends of stems in spring. Miss Scarlett's anise-scented evergreen leaves are larger than other Illicium floridanum cultivars, and more rounded when young becoming pointed with age. At 5 to 6 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide when all grown up, Miss Scarlet grows to about half the size of the species so is a better fit for smaller garden spaces. A fine evergreen flowering shrub for shade and consistently moist soils. Get all the details below!